Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

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by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

Spiritual Abuse Awareness Week: My Contribution

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by Kristen RosserThis coming week Wine and Marble, Joy in this Journey and Shaney Irene will be hosting a Spiritual Abuse Awareness synchroblog.  Many bloggers will be posting one blog a day for several days, describing their own experiences … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: What is a “help meet”? (in the KJV)

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, p. 24Debi finishes this her first chapter with a memo on the background of the word “help meet.” I sort of feel like this should have come earlier, given that most people I’ve mentioned the book to find the term odd. The word help meet appears … [Read more...]

Personal Values and Quiverfull Social Guilt

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by Becoming WorldlySo I’ve been thinking a lot about guilt and shame lately. I think they are important components used to control people’s actions, particularly in the kind of movement I grew up in. I’m sure lots of people have more … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous

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We're excited to take part in a new community, Homeschoolers Anonymous, a venture put together by some of our bloggers joining together with others who've experienced abuse during their homeschooled years.Here is more information from Homeschoolers Anonymous! Former homeschoolers rally against abuseMarch 16, 2013A group of former homeschoolers … [Read more...]

SASBN: Putting an End to the Survivor Wars

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by Vyckie GarrisonBreaking free from the absolute control of a cultic group is incredibly hard - it's a soul-wrenching experience and in all honesty, none of us walk away unscathed and completely healthy. Spiritual abuse survivors are hurt, traumatized, damaged and often broken. I wish I … [Read more...]

As Innocent As Babes

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by CaluluOne of the big stumbling blocks for me during my time in the Fundamental/Evangelical church was the belief in original sin in babies. Sure, it's possible to be conceived of sin and born of that same sin, but I could never believe that a newborn … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: International Wear A Hijab Day: February 2, 2013

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by CaluluFor years I’ve sworn that going to my local Wal-Mart was sort of like visiting a circus freak show, a pageant of the trans-mundane. While I hate shopping at Wal Mart because I feel like I’m approving of and funding the general … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Subordinate, But Not Inferior

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 23-24 The role of being a perfectly fit helper does not make one inferior to the leader. Okay, so think back to everything we’ve read so far. Debi says that women … [Read more...]

How Male Dominated Religion Bleeds Women

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by Cindy FosterMy husband, Paul, and I were enjoying some Mexican food at a restaurant near where we were staying in Houston last night.Sitting at a table in very close proximity to ours was a Muslim family.  We see a lot of Muslim families these days, but more so … [Read more...]


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